UC Davis Health news http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/rss/{$key} UC Davis Health news UC Davis Health news http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/global/images/wordmarks/UCDavis-Health-128x50.jpg http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/rss/news UC Davis Health news Know your role when you hear a Code Rainbow announced http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12987/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12987 (June 22, 2018) - Do you know how to respond to a Code Rainbow announcement, the medical center's designation for preventing or responding to a patient or visitor under the age of 18 who is missing, may have been abducted or is a runaway. Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12987 Carole Gan 2018-06-22T00:00:00Z UC Davis Health offers celebratory meals for new moms and their partners http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12971/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12971 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 21, 2018) - Hospital food is usually the last thing on a new mom’s wish list … until now. UC Davis Health’s Mommy Meals program has arrived. Thu, 21 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12971 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2018-06-21T00:00:00Z Bike month challenge stats are in, top-pedalling employees recognized http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12961/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12961 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 20, 2018) - UC Davis Health employees who participated in the Bike Month Challenge in May Wed, 20 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12961 Carole Gan 2018-06-20T00:00:00Z Fountain named Outstanding Cyclist for 2018 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12962/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12962 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 20, 2018) - Mark Fountain, a biomedical equipment technician in Clinical Engineering, was named UC Davis Health's Outstanding Cyclist for 2018 at last month's Celebration of Cyclists at the West Steps of the Capitol. He was presented with a medal and a pair of coveted 2018 Bike Month socks. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12962 Carole Gan 2018-06-20T00:00:00Z Do you park on Davis and Sacramento campuses? http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12977/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12977 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 19, 2018) - With Parking and Transportation’s transition to virtual permits, questions abound about how UC Davis Health’s virtual-permit holders will park at the Davis campus. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12977 Charles Casey 2018-06-19T00:00:00Z Vascular surgery residents win conference competition http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12973/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12973 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 19, 2018) - A team of UC Davis vascular surgery residents won first place in a contest of skills and knowledge at the June 15 Pacific Northwest Endovascular Conference in Seattle. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12973 Karen Finney 2018-06-19T00:00:00Z CalCARES researchers awarded at national conference http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12975/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12975 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 19, 2018) - Three informatics staff from the UC Davis California Cancer Reporting and Epidemiological Surveillance (CalCARES) program received awards for their research and work at the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries annual conference held in Pittsburgh, PA last week. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12975 Carole Gan 2018-06-19T00:00:00Z Survivors of gun crimes pay emotional cost http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12948/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12948 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 18, 2018) - Victims of crimes committed with firearms suffer greater distress compared to victims of crimes involving other weapons or no weapons at all. As such, persons victimized with a firearm may require special attention with regard to their emotional well-being. Findings from a brief research report  by researchers at the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP) are published in Annals of Internal Medicine. Mon, 18 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12948 Carole Gan 2018-06-18T00:00:00Z Where's Waldo? UC Davis Children's Hospital patients find fun in new construction http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12972/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12972 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 18, 2018) - When construction began on the six-story UC Davis North Addition Office Building directly across from UC Davis Medical Center, it became a new draw for UC Davis Children’s Hospital patients. Mon, 18 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12972 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2018-06-18T00:00:00Z Huggie doles out affection and eases stress for young patients http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12959/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12959 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 18, 2018) - Who has four legs, wears a black coat and works alongside medical staff? Huggie – the newest member of the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center team and first-ever facility dog at UC Davis Health. The two-year-old Labrador retriever supports children receiving treatments in the Pediatric Infusion Center. Mon, 18 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12959 Doreen Purvis 2018-06-18T00:00:00Z UC Davis nursing school hosts graduation celebration http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12964/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12964 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 15, 2018) - The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis lauded the accomplishments of 128 master’s-degree students and six doctoral candidates at its seventh graduation celebration. Fri, 15 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12964 Rebecca Badeaux 2018-06-15T00:00:00Z 'Beyond the Ice Bucket Challenge' features the UC Davis ALS clinic http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12967/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12967 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 15, 2018) - KVIE recently held a community preview of the documentary “Beyond the Ice Bucket Challenge” about the neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. Produced as part of the station’s Viewfinder series, the program features physicians and patients of the UC Davis Multidisciplinary ALS Clinic. Fri, 15 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12967 Karen Finney 2018-06-15T00:00:00Z Pregnant women and new moms invited to join UC Davis wildfire study http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12969/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12969 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 15, 2018) - Women who were pregnant during or right after the October 2017 wildfires in Northern California are invited to participate in a new UC Davis study to determine if those fires affected their health and the health of their babies. Fri, 15 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12969 Karen Finney 2018-06-15T00:00:00Z Elementary students learn about careers in health care http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12968/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12968 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 15, 2018) - Career education events earlier this month enthralled more than 50 students from two schools. The events were hosted by UC Davis’ Department of Government and Community Relations, and supported by Sacramento City Councilman Jay Schenirer’s “WayUp” initiative. Fri, 15 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12968 Doreen Purvis 2018-06-15T00:00:00Z Good food is good medicine http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12960/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12960 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 14, 2018) - Visitors and employees at UC Davis Medical Center are now able to enjoy locally sourced, healthy menu items in the hospital's café thanks to the inspired vision of the new executive chef, Santana Diaz. Thu, 14 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12960 Doreen Purvis 2018-06-14T00:00:00Z Do excess fluids cause brain injuries in children with diabetic ketoacidosis? http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12956/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12956 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 13, 2018) - For decades, clinicians have worried that giving too much intravenous fluid to children with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) may contribute to brain swelling and injury, and even death. Now, after a national study that examined more than a thousand patients with DKA, UC Davis researchers and their colleagues from around the country have shown that fluid infusion does not cause  brain injury in children with DKA. Wed, 13 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12956 Charles Casey 2018-06-13T00:00:00Z Walk to benefit lung cancer research June 23 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12953/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12953 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 12, 2018) - Join two UC Davis lung cancer specialists for the third annual “Your Next Step is the Cure” run/walk on Saturday, June 23 in Sacramento. Tue, 12 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12953 Shawn Kramer 2018-06-12T00:00:00Z Can watching pro sports on TV prevent crime? http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12957/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12957 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 12, 2018) - The entertainment provided by televised sporting events has a significant effect on crime in Chicago, reducing the number of violent, property and drug crime reports by as much as 25 percent during the hours of a given game, according to a study by the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program. The study published in the Journal of Sports Economics in May. Tue, 12 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12957 Carole Gan 2018-06-12T00:00:00Z Nationally prominent brain tumor specialist to lead neurological surgery at UC Davis http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12702/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12702 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 12, 2018) - Renowned surgeon, scientist and educator Griffith R. Harsh IV has been selected as chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery and the Julian R. Youmans Chair in Neurological Surgery at UC Davis Health. He begins his new position July 1. Tue, 12 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12702 Karen Finney 2018-06-12T00:00:00Z Psychedelic drugs, ketamine change structure of neurons http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12951/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12951 (June 12, 2018) - A team of scientists at the University of California, Davis, is exploring how hallucinogenic drugs impact the structure and function of neurons — research that could lead to new treatments for depression, anxiety and related disorders. Tue, 12 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12951 Carole Gan 2018-06-12T00:00:00Z UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center hosts healthy brain aging and dementia prevention lecture series http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12945/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12945 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 11, 2018) - The UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center will host a monthly series of lectures focused on healthy brain aging and dementia prevention through October. Each lecture will take place at the UC Davis MIND Institute Auditorium, 2825 50th St., Sacramento from 6 – 7:30 p.m. The events are free, however, reservations are required. Mon, 11 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12945 Shawn Kramer 2018-06-11T00:00:00Z Stem cell transplants extend life for multiple myeloma patients http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12950/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12950 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 11, 2018) - Researchers at UC Davis have confirmed that autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant improves survival for people suffering from multiple myeloma, yet many potentially eligible patients never undergo the procedure. Mon, 11 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12950 Dorsey Griffith 2018-06-11T00:00:00Z CPR training marathon at the Capitol helps share life-saving skills http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12947/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12947 (June 8, 2018) - Aimee Moulin and John Rose, UC Davis emergency medicine faculty members, were among the experts who taught CPR training workshops on the North Lawn of the state Capitol yesterday at an event organized by the California chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Fri, 08 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12947 Carole Gan 2018-06-08T00:00:00Z A Cinderella story 16 years in the making http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12946/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12946 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 8, 2018) - Lucy Ogbu-Nwobodo describes the challenges she overcame and her drive to become a physician, which became a reality when she graduated this May from the UC Davis School of Medicine. Fri, 08 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12946 Carole Gan 2018-06-08T00:00:00Z Francesca Happé will speak at the MIND Institute as the next Distinguished Lecturer on June 13 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12944/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12944 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 8, 2018) - “Why study the mind if genes cause autism?” is the question Francesca Happé will address during her talk at the UC Davis MIND Institute on Wednesday, June 13, as part of the ongoing Distinguished Lecturer Series. She will present at 4:30 p.m. at the MIND Institute Auditorium, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. The event is free to the public and no reservations are required; however, seating is limited. A 30-minute question-and-answer session will follow the hour-long lecture. Fri, 08 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12944 Shawn Kramer 2018-06-08T00:00:00Z UC Davis partners with other top cancer centers to endorse goal of eliminating HPV-related cancers http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12941/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12941 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 7, 2018) - Nearly 80 million Americans – one out of every four people – are infected with human papillomavirus (HPV). And of those millions, more than 31,000 will be diagnosed with an HPV-related cancer this year. Despite those staggering figures and the availability of a vaccine to prevent the infections that cause these cancers, HPV vaccination remains low in the United States. Thu, 07 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12941 Dorsey Griffith 2018-06-07T00:00:00Z 'Bending the Arc: Striving for Mental Health Equity in Trying Times,' June 28 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12935/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12935 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 6, 2018) - The Behavioral Health Center of Excellence at UC Davis is hosting "Bending the Arc: Striving for Mental Health Equity in Trying Times," a presentation by Ruth Shim, on Thursday, June 28. Wed, 06 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12935 Doreen Purvis 2018-06-06T00:00:00Z Drug combination offers more effective care for women suffering miscarriage http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12930/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12930 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 6, 2018) - A combination of the drugs mifepristone and misoprostol can help bring closure to women experiencing miscarriage and reduce the need for surgery to complete the painful miscarriage process, research published today in the New England Journal of Medicine shows. Wed, 06 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12930 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2018-06-06T00:00:00Z Physician assistant completes the heart failure team http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12932/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12932 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 4, 2018) - There are many paths to a career in medicine. Felicia Corbett was well into a career as a middle school science teacher when she decided she wanted to be involved in patient care instead. Today, she is a physician assistant with the heart failure team at UC Davis Health. Mon, 04 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12932 Karen Finney 2018-06-04T00:00:00Z Mikuni Scoop Scoot raises funds for UC Davis Child Life on July 13 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12903/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12903 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 4, 2018) - Scoot over to William Land Park on Friday, July 13 at 6:30 p.m. for the Mikuni Scoop Scoot to help raise funds for the UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department. Mon, 04 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12903 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2018-06-04T00:00:00Z Herman Hedriana appointed division director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12929/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12929 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 1, 2018) - Herman Hedriana will focus on premature birth risk assessment, as well as prenatal diagnosis/screening, perinatal safety initiatives, prenatal diagnosis and  fetal ultrasound and management of labor. Fri, 01 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12929 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2018-06-01T00:00:00Z Cancer Center joins clinics to improve cancer screening and care in underserved Sacramento communities http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12923/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12923 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 1, 2018) - A unique collaboration spearheaded by UC Davis cancer specialists was launched June 1 to enhance cancer prevention, screening, detection and specialty oncology care for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in Sacramento. Fri, 01 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12923 Dorsey Griffith 2018-06-01T00:00:00Z Transformative technology: New optical probes allow ultrafast imaging of dopamine activity in the brain http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12924/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12924 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 1, 2018) - UC Davis neuroscientist Lin Tian and her team, Tommaso Patriarchi, Gerard Broussard and Ruqiang Liang, have developed fluorescence sensors that are opening a new era for the optical recording of dopamine activity in the living brain. Fri, 01 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12924 Carole Gan 2018-06-01T00:00:00Z Transformative technology: Q&A with UC Davis neuroscientist Lin Tian http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12928/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12928 (June 1, 2018) - Fri, 01 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12928 Carole Gan 2018-06-01T00:00:00Z Resolution recognizes pathology department's 50 years of service to people of California http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12914/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12914 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 29, 2018) - Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Chair Lydia P. Howell received a Resolution from the California Legislature in celebration and recognition of her department's 50 years of service and achievements in education, health care and clinical research. Tue, 29 May 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12914 Carole Gan 2018-05-29T00:00:00Z Children's Hospital's online newsletter published today http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12904/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12904 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 29, 2018) - The Pediatric Press, UC Davis Children's Hospital's online newsletter, has published its summer issue today. Tue, 29 May 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12904 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2018-05-29T00:00:00Z New #WhatYouCanDo handouts guide providers, patients to help reduce firearm violence http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12913/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12913 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 25, 2018) - The UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program's What You Can Do initiative has developed two handouts: one for patients that discusses firearm violence risk and firearm safety strategies, the other for providers that guides them through the firearm violence risk assessment and counseling process. Fri, 25 May 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12913 Carole Gan 2018-05-25T00:00:00Z Heart attack mortality ratings can misrepresent performance of high-tech hospitals http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12870/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12870 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 25, 2018) - An apparent flaw in the formula for assessing 30-day mortality following heart attacks may compromise quality ratings for hospitals that provide advanced cardiovascular care, new research on Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services quality measures finds. Fri, 25 May 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12870 Karen Finney 2018-05-25T00:00:00Z Berglund named distinguished professor http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12907/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12907 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 23, 2018) - Lars Berglund, interim dean of the School of Medicine, has received the honorary title of distinguished professor, in recognition of his exceptional level of scholarship and teaching. Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12907 Carole Gan 2018-05-23T00:00:00Z Investigadores del Instituto MIND de UC Davis están reclutando padres para un nuevo studio http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12889/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12889 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 22, 2018) - La Red de Investigación sobre Salud del Comportamiento para la Intervención del Autismo busca participantes para un proyecto de investigación cuyo objetivo es educar a los padres de niños con trastornos del espectro autista (TEA) en comunidades vulnerables con acceso limitado a recursos y servicios de apoyo. Tue, 22 May 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12889 Doreen Purvis 2018-05-22T00:00:00Z UC Davis nursing school hosts Academic Symposium http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12900/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12900 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 22, 2018) - From preparing new moms to put their babies to sleep safely and exploring alcohol consumption in Hmong Americans to developing data to support food as a prescription for health and examining nurse leadership through cultural competence, the research topics and scope of inquiry undertaken by graduate students at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis takes center stage at the 2018 Academic Symposium June 8 at the UC Davis Sacramento campus. Tue, 22 May 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12900 Rebecca Badeaux 2018-05-22T00:00:00Z UC Davis MIND Institute researchers recruiting parent participants for new study http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12888/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12888 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 22, 2018) - The Autism Intervention Research Network on Behavioral Health is seeking participants for a research project that educates parents of young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) from under-served communities who have limited access to resources and support. Tue, 22 May 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12888 Doreen Purvis 2018-05-22T00:00:00Z Costco supports Children's Miracle Network Hospitals in May http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12899/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12899 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 21, 2018) - Mon, 21 May 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12899 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2018-05-21T00:00:00Z Chancellor May appoints Lubarsky as Vice Chancellor of Human Health Sciences and Chief Executive Officer of UC Davis Health http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12893/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12893 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 18, 2018) - UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May has appointed David A. Lubarsky to the position of vice chancellor of human health sciences and chief executive officer of UC Davis Health, which includes the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, UC Davis Medical Center, and Primary Care Network. Lubarsky is the chief medical and systems integration officer with the University of Miami Health System, a position he has held since 2012. Fri, 18 May 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12893 Carole Gan 2018-05-18T00:00:00Z UC Davis re-verified as level I trauma center by the American College of Surgeons http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12894/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12894 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 18, 2018) - UC Davis Medical Center has been re-verified as a level I trauma center, the highest level possible, by the American College of Surgeons, making it the only level I trauma center for both adults and children in inland Northern California and one of only two in California. Fri, 18 May 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12894 Karen Finney 2018-05-18T00:00:00Z UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center teams up with Leukemia and Lymphoma Society http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12892/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12892 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 18, 2018) - The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, in collaboration with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, presents “Live Your Best Life: Advances in Blood Cancer Treatment and Patient Support” on Saturday, June 9. The day-long conference will be held at the Medical Education Building, 4610 X Street, Sacramento, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (registration begins at 9:30 a.m.). The event is free to the public and includes complimentary breakfast and lunch. Fri, 18 May 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12892 Shawn Kramer 2018-05-18T00:00:00Z Community-based outreach and care can detect and treat hepatitis B http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12883/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12883 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 17, 2018) - Hepatitis B infection is a leading cause of liver cancer and is preventable with vaccination and treatable with antiviral medications, but many people in the United States are already infected with the virus and don’t know it. Thu, 17 May 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12883 Dorsey Griffith 2018-05-17T00:00:00Z Levenson selected to receive the UC Davis Innovator of the Year award http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12886/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12886 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 16, 2018) - Richard Levenson, professor and vice chair for strategic technologies in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the UC Davis School of Medicine, has been selected Innovator of the Year for the development of Microscopy with Ultraviolet Surface Excitation, or MUSE -- a technology that obtains high-resolution images of biological tissue specimens without first requiring the time-consuming preparation of thin sections mounted on glass slides. Wed, 16 May 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12886 Carole Gan 2018-05-16T00:00:00Z UC Davis nursing researchers to develop innovative program for family caregivers of dementia patients transitioning from hospital to home http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12885/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12885 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 16, 2018) - Researchers from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis received a $224,000 grant from the Archstone Foundation for a one-year project, Development of an Innovative and Evidence-based Program to Advance Support for Family Caregivers of Persons with Dementia in the Transition from Hospital to Community. Wed, 16 May 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12885 Rebecca Badeaux 2018-05-16T00:00:00Z 19-month-old's life saved after near drowning accident http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12876/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12876 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 14, 2018) - Feb. 12 was the day that changed life for the Cunha family forever. It started as just another quiet weekday at home. Amber Cunha and her 19-month-old daughter Avery were making Valentine’s Day cards. But while Amber was putting supplies away, Avery made a break for it. Mon, 14 May 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12876 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2018-05-14T00:00:00Z Back to the Future: Quantum Dark Matter presentation, May 23 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12874/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12874 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 11, 2018) - A "Back to the Future: Quantum Dark Matter" lecture will be presented by the UC Davis Department of Physics on Wednesday, May 23, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., in the Education Building (Lecture Hall 1222) on the university's Sacramento campus, 4610 X Street. Fri, 11 May 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12874 2018-05-11T00:00:00Z Micro-preemie, pediatric cardiology and eye surgery patient is family's 'miracle' http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12859/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12859 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 9, 2018) - Mark and Melanie Payne’s story started like a storybook romance. They were college sweethearts. Mark was the captain of the UC Davis basketball team. Melanie was the captain of the UC Davis volleyball team. They were engaged after college graduation, married in 2012 and then moved to Europe to pursue Mark’s career as a professional basketball player. Wed, 09 May 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12859 Erin Baily 2018-05-09T00:00:00Z Review by UC Davis researchers informs new prostate cancer screening recommendations http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12858/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12858 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 9, 2018) - An exhaustive review by UC Davis researchers of more than 60 studies is the basis for new national recommendations about prostate cancer screening. The review and the findings were published May 8 in JAMA. Wed, 09 May 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12858 Dorsey Griffith 2018-05-09T00:00:00Z Life's Simple 7: Ways to keep your brain healthy http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12855/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12855 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 7, 2018) - Mon, 07 May 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12855 Dorsey Griffith 2018-05-07T00:00:00Z James McCracken will speak at the MIND Institute as the next Distinguished Lecturer on May 16 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12850/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12850 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 4, 2018) - The UC Davis MIND Institute will host James McCracken on Wednesday, May 16 as part of the ongoing Distinguished Lecturer Series. He will present “Can we improve treatments for ADHD?” at 4:30 p.m. at the MIND Institute Auditorium, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. The event is free to the public and no reservations are required; however, seating is limited. A 30-minute question-and-answer session will follow the hour-long lecture. Fri, 04 May 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12850 Doreen Purvis 2018-05-04T00:00:00Z Adventist Health Lodi Memorial and UC Davis Health announce partnership http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12842/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12842 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 2, 2018) - Adventist Health Lodi Memorial is continuing to expand the care available to residents of San Joaquin and Sacramento counties with a first-of-its kind partnership bringing the world-class care of UC Davis Health directly to Lodi. Wed, 02 May 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12842 Doreen Purvis 2018-05-02T00:00:00Z UC Davis Health among California institutions launching landmark precision medicine research study http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12841/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12841 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 1, 2018) - The All of Us Research Program officially opens for enrollment Sunday, May 6. Led by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), All of Us is an unprecedented effort to gather genetic, biological, environmental, health and lifestyle data from 1 million or more volunteer participants living in the U.S. A major component of the federal Precision Medicine Initiative, the program’s ultimate goal is to accelerate research and improve health. Tue, 01 May 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12841 Carole Gan 2018-05-01T00:00:00Z Michael Chapman, John and Lois Crowe, and Gurdev Khush to be honored with UC Davis Medal http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12840/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12840 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 1, 2018) - Michael Chapman, a founder of modern trauma surgery and professor emeritus at UC Davis Health, will be a recipient of this year's UC Davis Medal, the highest honor the university bestows on individuals. Chapman is the first medical doctor to be honored with the medal. Tue, 01 May 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12840 Karen Finney 2018-05-01T00:00:00Z High-efficiency filters reduce indoor air pollution but not asthma symptoms http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12834/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12834 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 1, 2018) - A new study focused on households with asthmatic children finds that the use of high-efficiency filtration, either as part of a central air system or standalone air cleaner, improves indoor air quality. The study also found that while participants did not report reduced asthma symptoms, they did have fewer visits to doctor’s offices and hospitals for asthma care. Tue, 01 May 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12834 Karen Finney 2018-05-01T00:00:00Z UC Davis Department of Urology now UC Davis Department of Urologic Surgery http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12836/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12836 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 30, 2018) - Christopher Evans, chair of the Department of Urology, announced the department has a new name, effective immediately. The new name, Urologic Surgery, will provide clarity to the public and referring physicians. Mon, 30 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12836 Shawn Kramer 2018-04-30T00:00:00Z UC Davis researchers discover how antiepileptic drugs induce birth defects http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12830/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12830 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 30, 2018) - A common drug for treating epileptic seizures can lead to birth defects if used during pregnancy by interfering with glutamate signaling in earliest stages of nervous system development, a study by UC Davis School of Medicine researchers has found. Mon, 30 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12830 Carole Gan 2018-04-30T00:00:00Z What has changed since 'Unequal Treatment' was published? http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12831/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12831 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 27, 2018) - Alicia Fernandez, a UC San Francisco physician and expert on reducing health care disparities, will speak in Sacramento on “Health Care Disparities 15 Years After ‘Unequal Treatment.’” Her address is at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, in the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center auditorium, with a reception at 5 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public. Fri, 27 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12831 Karen Finney 2018-04-27T00:00:00Z Sleep disturbances, genetic alterations and Prader-Willi syndrome http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12820/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12820 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 24, 2018) - Research byJanine LaSalle, professor in the Department  of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, the UC Davis Genome Center and MIND Institute, was published today in Nature Communications. LaSalle describes her work and the importance of the research below:  Tue, 24 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12820 Dorsey Griffith 2018-04-24T00:00:00Z UC Davis Medical Center Receives an 'A' for Patient Safety http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12824/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12824 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 24, 2018) - UC Davis Medical Center has been awarded an ‘A’ for its efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S. The award comes from The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C-based nonprofit that promotes health care quality and safety. Leapfrog announced today that UC Davis Medical Center was one of just 750 hospitals across the nation to earn an ‘A’ grade for the Spring 2018 rating period. The rating is based on hospitals’ performance in preventing medical errors, infections and injuries among patients. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12824 Doreen Purvis 2018-04-24T00:00:00Z Study of firearm deaths over 16-year period in California finds shift in firearm homicides and suicides http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12818/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12818 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 23, 2018) - A study of firearm deaths in California from 2000-2015 by the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP) has found that firearm homicides were largely an urban problem at the start of the study period, however, falling rates in urban counties resulted in more rural areas in the central part of the state having the highest rates of firearm homicide by 2015. It also found firearm suicides in California increased slightly since the mid-2000s, were three times higher in rural counties and were highest among whites. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12818 Carole Gan 2018-04-23T00:00:00Z UC Davis Health wins national award for sustainability and waste reduction http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12815/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12815 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 20, 2018) - In recognition for achievements in sustainability and waste reduction, UC Davis Health has received a Partner for Change Award from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care. The award is one of the Environmental Excellence Awards given each year to honor environmental achievements in the health care sector. Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12815 Doreen Purvis 2018-04-20T00:00:00Z UC Davis names interim dean for Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12812/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12812 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 20, 2018) - UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May has appointed Deborah Ward interim dean for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. Ward, a clinical professor and former associate dean for academics at the school, will assume the school’s top leadership position Aug. 1, when Founding Dean Heather M. Young steps down after 10 years of service. Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12812 Rebecca Badeaux 2018-04-20T00:00:00Z Successful transitions for young adults with neurodevelopmental disorders the topic of April 25 series http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12811/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12811 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 20, 2018) - The UC Davis MIND Institute and its Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities will host “Successful transitions for young adults with neurodevelopmental disorders” Wednesday, April 25 as part of the Minds Behind the MIND lecture series. The event runs from 5:30-7 p.m. at the MIND Institute auditorium, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. A Q&A with panelists will follow the presentation. Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12811 Shawn Kramer 2018-04-20T00:00:00Z Support UC Davis programs on Give Day, April 20-21, 2018! http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12810/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12810 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 18, 2018) - On UC Davis Give Day, employees, students, alumni, friends, parents, patients and clients are invited to support an area of UC Davis or UC Davis Health that is meaningful to them. Wed, 18 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12810 Carole Gan 2018-04-18T00:00:00Z Immune system and gastrointestinal deregulation linked with autism http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12807/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12807 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 17, 2018) - Researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute have found that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have reduced immune system regulation, as well as shifts in their gut microbiota. The immune deregulation appears to facilitate increased inflammation and may be linked to the gastrointestinal issues so often experienced by children with ASD. The research was published in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity.  Tue, 17 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12807 Dorsey Griffith 2018-04-17T00:00:00Z African Americans and Alzheimer's disease http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12808/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12808 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 17, 2018) - In an ongoing effort to address the disproportionate needs of the African American community coping with Alzheimer’s disease, the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center and the Alzheimer’s Association are hosting a free day-long forum on Saturday, April 21. Tue, 17 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12808 Shawn Kramer 2018-04-17T00:00:00Z Film festival highlights UC Davis Children's Hospital patients-turned-filmmakers http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12806/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12806 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 17, 2018) - UC Davis pediatric patients-turned filmmakers screened their movies for the first time in front of a large audience last Friday at the BayKids Film Festival held at the UC Davis MIND Institute. Tue, 17 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12806 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2018-04-17T00:00:00Z Teen artists use their talents to share the 'donate life' message http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12800/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12800 (April 13, 2018) - Winners of the fourth annual Donate Life Visual Arts Contest were recognized and received prize money at a special event held in their honor Wednesday on the Sacramento campus of UC Davis.  Fri, 13 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12800 Karen Finney 2018-04-13T00:00:00Z Credit unions raise $235,300 for Children's Miracle Network hospitals http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12803/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12803 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 13, 2018) - The 8th annual Credit Union SACTOWN Run generated more than $235,000 for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals across California and Nevada. A portion of the funds raised will support UC Davis Children’s Hospital. Fri, 13 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12803 Doreen Purvis 2018-04-13T00:00:00Z UC Davis nursing dean, faculty, students research showcased at regional conference http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12798/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12798 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 12, 2018) - More than two dozen UC Davis nursing faculty, researchers and students will present their scholarly work focusing on the health care experiences of cancer patients, data-driven nursing and interprofessional approaches to collaborative teamwork at the Western Institute of Nursing 51ST Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference in Spokane, Washington, today through Saturday. Thu, 12 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12798 Rebecca Badeaux 2018-04-12T00:00:00Z Spina bifida patient healthy, happy after fetal surgery http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12791/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12791 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 10, 2018) - When Esparto resident Chloe MacCullough was pregnant at 25 weeks, her baby was flagged for increased risk of a neural tube defect in a routine screening. A private specialist in Sacramento confirmed by ultrasound that her son had spina bifida low on his back. Tue, 10 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12791 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2018-04-10T00:00:00Z Abdominal aortic disease specialist to lead UC Davis vascular services http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12789/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12789 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 10, 2018) - Matthew Mell, a national leader in defining health policy for managing and treating aortic disease, has joined UC Davis Health as director of the UC Davis Vascular Center and chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery. Tue, 10 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12789 Karen Finney 2018-04-10T00:00:00Z UC Davis pediatric heart patient is youngest Impella patient in the U.S. http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12788/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12788 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 9, 2018) - Sergio Ledesma thought it was a cold. His son Adolfo had the usual symptoms. It was going around. But when he began to turn pale and could hardly breathe, his dad took him to the emergency room at their local hospital. By this point, Adolfo’s health had declined so much he was airlifted to UC Davis Children’s Hospital. He needed to be in the Pediatric and Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (PICU/PCICU) and UC Davis Children’s Hospital is the Central Valley's only level I pediatric trauma center and emergency department that includes state-of-the-art neonatal, pediatric and pediatric cardiac intensive care units. Mon, 09 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12788 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2018-04-09T00:00:00Z Media advisory: Teen artists honored for encouraging organ and tissue donation http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12790/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12790 (April 9, 2018) - Winners of the fourth annual Sacramento Regional Donate Life Visual Arts Contest will share their entries and be recognized with a total of $4,100 in prize money at a ceremony in their honor. The event is one of the ways UC Davis Transplant Center and Sierra Donor Services engage the community in Donate Life Month, a national campaign held each April to raise awareness of the importance of organ and tissue donation. Mon, 09 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12790 Karen Finney 2018-04-09T00:00:00Z Violence Prevention Research Program releases #WhatYouCanDo to help reduce gun violence http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12784/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12784 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 6, 2018) - A new website shows doctors, nurses and other health care providers what they can do to stop gun violence. Fri, 06 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12784 Doreen Purvis 2018-04-06T00:00:00Z Ralph Adolphs will speak at the MIND Institute as the next Distinguished Lecturer on April 11 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12783/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12783 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 6, 2018) - The UC Davis MIND Institute will host Ralph Adolphs on Wednesday, April 11 as part of the ongoing Distinguished Lecturer Series. He will present “Predicting who you are from looking at your brain” at 4:30 p.m. at the MIND Institute Auditorium, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. The event is free to the public and no reservations are required, but seating is limited. A 30-minute question-and-answer session will follow the hour-long lecture. Fri, 06 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12783 Dorsey Griffith 2018-04-06T00:00:00Z Study does not find change in firearm homicide or suicide rates through 2008 after repeal of comprehensive background check laws in two states http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12758/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12758 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 4, 2018) - A study of firearm homicide and suicide rates in the 10 years after two states repealed their comprehensive background check laws in 1998 found no change in the rates of either cause of death from firearms through 2008. The repeals eliminated background check requirements for private-party transfers, but not for firearm transfers from licensed dealers. Wed, 04 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12758 Carole Gan 2018-04-04T00:00:00Z Primo "Lucky" Lara named UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center Director http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12775/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12775 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 3, 2018) - Primo Nery Lara, Jr. has been named director of the National Cancer Institute-designated UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, leading a team of more than 300 scientists with an estimated $90 million in annual research funding and a clinical enterprise that serves more than 10,000 adult and pediatric patients throughout the region every year. Tue, 03 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12775 Shawn Kramer 2018-04-03T00:00:00Z